Finally, last night I had a chance to sketch it. Lots going on on Jupiter. Where to start?
Well, first, I keep seeing a brighter area in the northern temp regions. I cannot say whether it is an oval or really just some lighter contrast between very difficult to see darker features. I suspect the latter.
Also, I am darn sure I captured my first white oval this season in the south (and only second one, ever.) It would not hold steady for long, but I got two brief glimpses. That's just how tough they are in smaller apertures. If they can be seen, spending enough time should afford a very rare peek at one.
Also in the south, one white band stood out quite easily. But, there is a hodge-podge of much fainter albedo going-ons down there, as well. It has kind of attracted my attention, but cannot really make anything of it. The trailing portion of the STrZ was a bit more gray than the preceding portion.
Working back north, the SEB. Well, what can one say, it was streaked with lighter albedo, probably the trailing end of the GRS wake. And darker albedo was evident as well. It was quite pretty. Er, interesting...
In the EZ, well, a tangle of interacting festoon features seems to dominate the meridian. Curiously, the EQ belt did to appear to have a bit of a crook in it. It was rather faint across this CM.
The NEB rift began to show shortly after I began at 1030 local, or 1430UT, and ended at 1630UT. That barge like feature was coming round the trailing limb, so I decided to go ahead and sketch it on the meridian and place other features relative to it. This allowed time to really observe and sketch, but also took time to do so.
I found the rift to be quite amazing. Broad, nearly extending the width (height?) of the NEB. And it just kept coming, too. At 1630UT when I finished observing, it was still rolling around the limb.
In the north, that interesting oval was pretty evident most of the time. Just above it seemed to be some albedo just tiniest bit darker. Oh, and there was a clear separation in the NTB on the trailing limb.
Whew...2 hours can be tough, yet rewarding. Thanks for sharing.
23 Nov 2012, Sys I 248 II 286. Seeing Ant I-II. Trans < mag 4, gibbous moon. UO 10mm HD Ortho and 1.6x Barlow gave 170x, no filter.
Edit: Got rid of the green hue and added some limb shading (thanks, Jason.)